Easter thoughts from Paris

20th April 2019 21

It is the heart which is aware of God and not reason’, wrote Malcolm Muggeridge in, “The End of Christendom”. Did God decide to demonstrate this by making an Almighty bonfire of a shrine erected to Him? ( some difficulty here with the personal pronoun: apologies to all readers whose vocabulary in these matters is not based on the King … [Read on]

The Marriage of Greed and Power

26th February 2019 2

Careful and sure footed, moving round the hallowed relics, squeezing an elbow here, planting a deft kiss there, ever watchful, ever prudent, alert and ambitious, they were the Eurocrats, and they were waiting; waiting to take their allotted places in the great Palatine chapel. Heavy with scents of candle wax, incense and expectation, borne on eddies of Parisian perfume, the … [Read on]

Une France éternelle.

10th December 2018 2

Tonight President Macron will address the nation, but it’s unlikely that whatever he has to say will have much influence on the people who gathered yesterday at the annual ‘Renaissance Catholique’ book fair. It takes place less than 40 minutes from Paris in an elegant domain once the home of the royal fountain engineers and now a conference centre.Many years … [Read on]